Dayton Power and Light Awards Two $50,000 Environmental Grants to Beautify Area Cities

Successful Right Tree, Right Place program for a second year

DAYTON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES
Corporation (NYSE: AES), awarded two $50,000 grants to the cities of
Bellefontaine and Vandalia as part of the Right
Tree, Right Place
program to beautify city parks and public spaces
while increasing the tree canopy with utility-friendly trees. Education
is the primary goal of the Right Tree, Right Place program – supplying
our customers instructional tools to help them plant smart with
utilities in mind.

The Tree City USA communities of Bellefontaine and Vandalia each will
receive a $50,000 grant to plant utility-friendly trees and enhance the
landscape for their residents to enjoy for many years. Both communities
applied for the environmental grants through DP&L’s Right Tree, Right
Place program, an effort to educate customers to plant trees a safe
distance from power lines. DP&L is committed to protecting the
environment and educating our customers; to accomplish this we have
partnered with local businesses and organizations to encourage smart and
safe tree planting in the Miami Valley.

“We are so excited to have been selected as one of this year’s
recipients of the grant,” said Bellefontaine Mayor Ben Stahler. ”Like
many communities in the Miami Valley, we are richly blessed to have a
wide variety of trees throughout our city. We are proud to be a Tree
City USA community for the past 37 years. This grant will allow us to
replace trees and provide a fresh renewed look in many areas of our
city. The impact of such an effort will be felt community-wide and for
many years!”

“We’re elated to receive this grant and grateful to Dayton Power and
Light for their support of our plan,” shared Vandalia Mayor Arlene
Setzer. “The grant will be used to help beautify one of our emerging
amenities, the Vandalia Art Park. As a Tree City USA member, we
understand the importance of trees, and we appreciate the need to locate
those trees in areas in which they will not interfere with the delivery
of utilities.”

The environmental grants complete the second successful year of the
Right Tree, Right Place program. Since the program launch, over 640
trees have been planted; along with these two grants and another large
utility-friendly tree planting being announced on Monday, we will have
initiated the planting of over 870 trees through the Right Tree, Right
Place program.

“DP&L is pleased by the continued adoption and practice of our
environmentally critical Right Tree, Right Place program from our
communities. Every customer in the Miami Valley will benefit from
utility-friendly trees for years to come,” said President and CEO of
DP&L Tom Raga. “Through smart planning and cooperation, Right Tree,
Right Place demonstrates how we can all enjoy the beauty of nature
without compromising the safe and reliable electricity we depend on to
power our daily lives.”

Right Tree, Right Place returns this fall; watch for more
utility-friendly tree giveaways and grants by visiting our website
as we work to enhance the communities we serve.

About The Dayton Power and Light Company and The AES Corporation

The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL
Inc. (DPL), a regional energy provider and an AES company. DPL’s other
significant subsidiaries include AES Ohio Generation, LLC (AES Ohio
Gen), Miami Valley Insurance Company (MVIC), and Miami Valley Lighting,
LLC (MVLt). The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric
utility, provides service to over 515,000 customers in West Central
Ohio; AES Ohio Gen engages in the operation of merchant peaking
generation facilities; MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides
insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries, and MVLt maintains
outdoor lighting to governments and businesses. DPL, through its
subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 3,000 megawatts of
generation capacity, of which 2,000 megawatts are coal-fired units and
1,000 megawatts are solar, natural gas, battery storage and diesel
peaking units. For more information about the company, please visit
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The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company.
We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our
diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and
renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 19,000 people is
committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing
power needs. Our 2016 revenues were $14 billion and we own and manage
$36 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit
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The Dayton Power and Light Company
Mary Ann Kabel, 937-224-5940